Carter 35

In the late 1970s, Dick Carter launched this large sister to his Carter 30, to which she bore a striking similarity. She was also a fast, well-mannered cruiser with racing potential. She was conventionally laid out below, well built, with six berths and a generously appointed galley and chart table.
Unusually for a boat this size, she had wheel steering and a transom-hung rudder, which gave positive, if slightly heavy steering. In 1983, a limitededition version was produced which featured a lifting keel and ‘Luna’ rig – a schooner with jibs only on each mast. It was not successful. Only a few Carter 35s were sold in the UK, but the standard version is well worth a look if you can find one second-hand.

LOA 10.56m (34ft 8in), LWL 7.31m (24ft), Beam 3.35m (11ft), Draught 1.83m (6ft), Displacement
4,227kg (9,300lb). Price guide: £18,000 to £22,000. YM Test Report (Luna rig), September 1983.